During the Sail Parade in DelfSail the pilot cutter ‘Eems no. 1′ was also present. The pilot cutter Eems No. 1 is a replica of a Dutch pilot cutter of this name from Delfzijl, which sank on March 22, 1874 during a heavy storm north of Schiermonnikoog. The boat has a length of 28 m and a width of 5 m. It is possible to sail with the cutter.Read More
The pilot station vessel ‘Polaris’ of Dutch Pilot Association was present during DelfSail 2016. The length of the impressive vessel is 81 m and breadth 13 m. The vessel was waved off by the sailors of the tallship ‘Kruzenshtern’ during the Sail Out Parade.Read More
This photo of a sailor on the Russian tall ship Sedov I took during DelfSail 2009. Now the picture is on the website DelfSail 2016, in a press release and hangs life-size on a poster in Delfzijl. Together with 4 other pictures they are used anonymously and edited without my permission. I am not amused.Read More
One of the jobs of the Verenigde Boatmen in Terneuzen is to transport workmen to their job. On the VB4 the employees of the company Ovet are sailing on the Terneuzen-Ghent Canal from the Massagoed harbour to their job in the Yara harbour.Read More
From the largest Ferris wheel in Europe ( 55 m high) you have a wonderful view of the biggest lock in the world which has been inaugurated on June 10, 2016. The Kieldrechtsluis is 500 m long, 68 m wide and 17.8 m deep. In the background you can see the Deurganckdok and the nuclear power station Doel.